Meso- to abyssopelagic (Ref. 58302) and bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Feed mainly on crustaceans, but also take fishes, cephalopods, and other invertebrates (Ref. 2850, 11041). Parasite of the species is known to be Pistana eurypharyngis, a parasitic cestode (Ref. 5951).
- Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg 1968 Deep-water teleostean fishes of California. California Natural History Guides:25. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California. 115 p. (Ref. 4525) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4525&speccode=5161
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